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Petition to Matt Buchanan, Mr. David Smith

Boycott “Big Lick” TN Walking Classes – 2018 North Carolina Horse Show – Asheville, NC

Please SIGN this Petition to STOP “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses.  CCABLAC calls for a "WE, The People" BOYCOTT of the "Big Lick" Horse Show. Asheville, North Carolina, is a progessive beautiful city located in Western North Carolina.  It is known for gentle tolerance, enlightenment and kindness. Unfortunately,  Asheville is hosting the three day “Big Lick” North Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show, Oct. 4 - 6.  Sadly, the horse show will feature “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses.     Tennessee Walking Horses are TORTURED from an early age to learn how to do the “Big Lick”.   It is a pain induced gait. The horses throw their legs high while wearing Chains and SIX – EIGHT POUND stack shoes.   Caustic chemicals are applied to sensitive skin above the horses hooves, and then wrapped with plastic to “cook in” the chemicals which causes the skin to be blistered.   When the chains hit the skin,  the horses throw their front legs high while squatting down on their back legs – creating the cruel “Big Lick”.  “Big Lick” TWH are the only horses in America which wear Chains in the show ring.  And they are shown as TWO YEAR OLDS.
 According to Tennessean and Noted Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner,   the "Big Lick" is a "business built on the suffering and pain of horses".   Dr. Haffner is a member of the Horse Science Faculty at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) in Murfreesboro, TN. Even worse, the horse show will be held at the McGough Arena at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center owned by the State of North Carolina.  In 2015, the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the NC State Fair.  This action came after a Change.Org Petition gained almost 20,000 signatures, and a public Protest was held at the 2014 NC State Fair.  In 2016, over 123,000+ persons signed a Petiton against the Ashevile, NC Horse Show which features what Dr. Haffner says is "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty. This BillyGoBoy.Com video which shows World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse – “Honors” – pitifully trying to canter at Asheville, NC in 2016 has now been seen over  One MILLION TIMES – 1,280,000+ VIEWS. During 2017 - 2018, CCABLAC has protested “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty from Panama City Beach, FL at the Gulf of Mexico to the White House in Washington, D.C.  'WE, The People" - CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates have exercised First Amendment rights of citizens to take videos and put them on the internet for America and the World to see the "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses. After you SIGN,  please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. WE, The People, CCABLAC -                                                                           Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty -“We Speak FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Story of CCABLAC:

G. T. Fleming
11,225 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Steve Kelley, Daniel Leeper, Pat Edwards, George Spicer, Justin Taylor

Stop dog chaining in Nassau County Florida.

Dear Nassau County Commissioners: In Nassau County, Florida it is perfectly legal to chain a puppy to a immovable object such as a tree and him leave there  - - forever.   The only requirement is that he has food, water and a shelter with a floor, roof and  three sides.  This practice is prevalent throughout this county. Nassau County has yet to pass an anti-tethering ordinance.  As one former commissioner stated, "I am sympathetic, but many of my constituents chain their dogs and they would never support this ordinance."  What's so bad about tethering a dog?  Dogs are highly social animals, but when they isolated, chained and unable to retreat they suffer adverse behavioral changes putting them in a constant defensive attack mode.  That barking dog on a chain is not being protective. He is fearful, defensive and aggressive.     Chained dogs are five times more likely to attack children who want to pet, "the nice doggy" or inadvertently wander within reach of the chain Tethered-dogs have a horrific life as they are subject to extreme temperature changes, pouring rain and even hurricanes.  They are preyed on by mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.  They are usually infested with hookworms, roundworms and heartworms.  They are susceptible to mange and a host of other diseases.   In human terms, tethering is the equivalent of eternal, solitary confinement.  The Humane Society of the United States and numerous animal behaviorists  along with the    U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a statement in the July 2, 1996, Federal Register against chaining: "Our experience in enforcing the Animal Welfare Act has led us to conclude that continuous confinement of dogs by a tether is inhumane. A tether significantly restricts a dog's movement. A tether can also become tangled around or hooked on the dog's shelter structure or other objects, further restricting the dog's movement and potentially causing injury."  In 1997, the USDA ruled that people and organizations regulated by the Animal Welfare Act cannot keep dogs continuously chained. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) stated "Never tether or chain your dog because this can contribute to aggressive behavior." The Center for Disease Control (CDC) concluded in a study that the dogs most likely to attack are male, unneutered, and chained. Commissioner we, the undersigned urge you to pass an anti-tethering ordinance in Nassau County, Florida outlawing this cruel and unnecessary treatment of man's best friend.  

Dr. David Fashingbauer
5,488 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Katherine Mangione, Bill McCrary, Woodbury Lions Club, Lions International

BAN All "Big Lick" Tenn. Walking Horse Animal Cruelty - Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show

Woodbury (Cannon County) TN is a proud community located about 20 miles East of Murfreesboro, TN.  It’s near MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) which is Tennessee’s largest state supported university.Woodbury is “only 55 miles from Nashville, but it’s a world away”.  About 3,000 people live in Woodbury,  and the Cannon County population is about 14,000Despite it’s small size,  Woodbury,  TN has one of the largest Lion’s Clubs in the State of Tennessee.  The Lion’s Club Motto is:“We Serve”.Sadly,   the Woodbury Lion’s Club biggest fund raiser is a Horse Show which features Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”).  The Lions Club was chartered in 1935, and the Horse Show began in 1938.The Tennessee Walking Horse was not abused with endemic institutionalized “SORING” until the 1960s.   A Federal Law - Horse Protection Act of 1970 - was passed to stop it, but it has NOT stopped the Animal Cruelty.Even worse, the Woodbury Lions Club “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show is a source of great community pride.The Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show features “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses.  Most of the classes feature “Big Lick”Tennessee Walking Horses (24 of 40 classes).   The Horses, including the “BABY” Two Year Olds wear approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES,   and CHAINS hit the sensitive skin above the horses front hooves making them step high with their front legs.  This is the “Big Lick” gait.Native Tennessean distinguished MTSU Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says the “Big Lick” is Animal Cruelty.   Describing the “Big Lick”,   Dr. John Haffner says,   “It’s a pain induced gait … a business based upon the suffering and pain of Horses".The Lions Club raises money from the Animal Cruelty and makes charitable donations.  This shocking Video from the 2018 Woodbury Lions Club has now been viewed over 50,000 times.,  women prominently serve as President,  Secretary and Memphis of the Woodbury Lions Club:OfficersPresident -Katherine Mangione-Swoape   - Assistant Professor - MTSUPast President -Gina Mitchell - Office Manager - Christ Followers Church1st Vice President - Danny Miller2nd Vice President -William "Bill" McCrary 3rd Vice President - Travis MattoxTreasurer - Sue PatrickSecretary - Cliff SwoapeMembership - Chair Lois LarimerLion Tamer - Sarah FerrellTail Twister - Randy Greenwood The Woodbury Lions Club owns its Club Building.Woodbury(Cannon County) TN is too fine a place, and it simply does not need “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty on display at its beautiful “Fair Grounds”.Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition.Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the Woodbury Lions Club Officers,  and to Lions International. WE, The People” – CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty)   “Speaking FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty …,  is a “WE, The People” grassroots movement.  The  “Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) - has peacefully assembled and protested against Animal Cruelty to “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL;  to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC;  all the way to the White House in Washington, D.C. one year ago when it delivered over 100,000 signatures against the Animal Cruelty.

G. T. Fleming
12,595 supporters